What I did while TB was down (pics)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by blipndub, Sep 17, 2006.

  1. So since no one hopped on the flame top body I was selling I decided to breathe life in to it. I used minwax products, which was a first. Wood stain with a little colortone pigment and wipe on poly. I didn't get a glass-perfect finish, I think I sanded down my sealer too much. I also misaligned the knobs a little. When I was getting crazy grounding problems and I couldn't rely on TB for answers I learned that the control plate on a jazz bass plays a role in the shielding as well so I ended up sheilding the control cavity between the wood and the pts with copper tape and now it's dead quiet. The big appeal of this bass is that it probably weighs about 6 lbs total.

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  2. Tony G

    Tony G Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2006
    Wow, Great Job!
  3. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

    Jun 13, 2005
    Arlington, Texas
    Hey, nice! Needs a pickguard, though...yes, I'm serious.
  4. no pickguard. sick. great job, kudos to being productive while it was down, i was super bored myself, so i put in a little extra practice time. i wish i had something to build, all i could do was set up my schools precision lyte(the electronics blow) tinker with my electric, put the practice time in on the upright, and get my pac man on. ive wanted to build a bass forever.
  5. I also changed three sets of guitar strings, one my tele, one on my kid's daisy rock, and this one.
  6. What without the control plate?
    I was going to do a PG but it ended looking pretty good without.
  7. That first picture gave me so much GAS....

  8. That's quite a compliment, thanks!:)
  9. Hey, if I removed the fret wires from my bass it would probably be 6 pounds too. ;)
  10. The bass looks great w/o a pickguard but have you considered a clear pg/control plate?

    Sometimes it looks cheesy but on your bass, I'll bet it would ROCK!

    Here's an example of what I mean:

  11. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    Man! Stop posting that LEJ!


    +1 on the clear pickguard

  12. Holy crap...that has got to be some of the best grain ever. I love how it actually flows with the shape of the body. Gorgeous.
  13. wildsponge


    Oct 21, 2004
    Novato, CA
    Good lord that's nice! What is that thing?
  14. Unless Im mistaken, its a Low End Jazz, built by Benevente.
  15. motleystew


    Apr 29, 2006
    Lewisville, TX
    I like what you've done to the Jazz! BTW, what kind of bridge is that?
  16. It's just a music man bridge copy I picked up on the 'bay. I think Chopper's Music was stocking them. It was about $20 and it's fine.
  17. lefty007


    Jan 19, 2004
    Miami, FL
    Nice job!

    This is what I did while TB was down:

  18. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001

    I agree, it looks great like it is! Good job.
  19. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

    Jun 13, 2005
    Arlington, Texas
    It's your bass, man- do what you want. Either way, you did a fine job.

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